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    Infographics 12.13.2019

    Welcome to the Supply Chain Finance collaborative arena

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    The Italian Supply Chain Finance market is one of the biggest in Europe: how can financiers serve an interesting sector such as that of SMBs? What role does technology play in this environment?
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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    Report 11.26.2019

    Welcome to the Supply Chain Finance collaborative arena

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    Collaborations between banks, technology providers, trade associations, logistics providers and fintech companies are multiplying, new technologies are spreading, such as Blockchain, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence and the use of innovative solutions is gaining in strength. In Italy, Supply Chain Finance - the set of working capital financing solutions that can leverage the role of companies within the supply chain - is now a well-established ecosystem that involves many players, offers concrete opportunities for financing companies and is also becoming accessible to SMBs.
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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    Report 05.02.2019

    Companies and startups in the digital transformation tornado: the search for innovation

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    Digital Innovation priorities for companies in 2019 and the scenario of hi-tech startups funded in Italy.
    Observatory Digital Transformation Academy, Hi-Tech Start-up, Startup Intelligence
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    Infographics 11.29.2018

    Companies and startups in the digital transformation tornado: the search for innovation

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    In 2019 ICT budgets increase for nearly four Italian companies out of ten. Investment priorities are Dematerialization, Big Data, and ERP systems. Only 17% has a system to measure the impact of digital innovation. 33% of companies implemented Open Innovation initiatives. Over half the companies turns to startups to innovate: 33% is collaborating with them, 21% is planning to do so.
    Observatory Hi-Tech Start-up
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    Infographics 11.29.2018

    Companies and startups in the digital transformation tornado: the search for innovation

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    An overview of the Italian hi-tech startup scenario in 2018. How has the Italian hi-tech startup ecosystem evolved in 2018? Who are the most important players? Where is Italy positioned compared to other European Countries? What does “systemize” mean? What is the strategic value of collaboration? What elements characterize collaborations between the various ecosystem players?
    Observatory Hi-Tech Start-up
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    Report 09.27.2018

    The Italian Research Centers operating in the Digital domain

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    The Report provides the first mapping of the most relevant Italian Research Centers running applied research activities in the digital domain. Of the 42 centers identified, general information and a short and specific description of their research activities are provided. Among the 42 centers, the most significant 8 –in terms of dimension and activity- which agreed on the data distribution, are presented in a descriptive form showing their operative and financial results.
    Observatory Hi-Tech Start-up
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    Report 07.19.2018

    Hi-tech Startups Observatory Annual Report - Italy 2017, Fifth Edition

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    The Report provides an overview of the main actors in the Italian hi-tech startup ecosystem; analyzes the investments in startups by both formal and informal investors; investigates the strategies of localization, internationalization and collaborations with incumbents of Italian hi-tech startups; and describes the most significant cases in terms of funding received, revenues and exits.
    Observatory Hi-Tech Start-up
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    Report 07.16.2018

    Supply Chain Finance: towards new perspectives

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    Despite the economic upturn, Italy still has the dubious honour of having the largest potential market for Supply Chain Finance in Europe. How is the market (potential and served) for SCF solutions evolving in Italy and in Europe? What business models do the new startups in the sector use? How can new players, such as logistics service providers, find business opportunities in SCF? What is the evolutionary outlook for SCF, considering the impact of digital innovation?
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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    Infographics 03.15.2018

    Supply Chain Finance: towards new perspectives

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    There are new, innovative solutions appearing on the market, how do I choose the best one for my business? What role do new participants, such as logistics service providers, play? Technology for SCF: is it an enabler, or a strategic component? What are the current trends, in what directions are things evolving?
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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    Infographics 11.30.2017

    Corporate Entrepreneurship and Open Innovation: innovate with an eye on startups!

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    What is the size of the venture capital market in Italy in 2017? Who are the main operators (formal and informal) of the Italian market? How has the startup ecosystem in Italy changed from 2012 to today? What is the status of our ecosystem as regards attracting foreign capital
    Observatory Hi-Tech Start-up
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    Report 09.22.2017

    Supply Chain Finance: tomorrow is already here!

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    The Italian context appears to be extremely attractive for the Supply Chain Finance market, especially due to the outstanding amount of working capital of Italian companies. However, some elements of investigation are necessary. Who are different actors that are entering this world? Which are their business models? Which are the costs and benefits of SCF solutions? How does a company choose the best solution for their suppliers? Which are the different sources of information that need to be taken into account when implementing a SCF solution?
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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    Infographics 07.20.2017

    Supply Chain Finance: Tomorrow is already here!

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    What is the value of the Net Operating Working Capital of Italian companies? How is it broken down? What is the cash to cash value of Italian companies? What is it composed of? What does it look like when compared to the European situation? What is the Value of the SCF potential and served markets? What approach do startups have to SCF?
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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    Report 05.22.2017

    Annual Report - Italy 2016 - Fourth Edition

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    A deep analysis on the Italian startups ecosystem has been depicted both from quantitative and qualitative side. In order to do so, surveys to startups and Investors (institutional and not institutional) and research on this particular industry (analysing primary and secondary data) have been conducted. This report gives a concrete and comprehensive description of innovation brought by Italian startups and their business models and sustained thanks to Italian and foreigner VC funds, private investors and Italian Government.
    Observatory Hi-Tech Start-up
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    Infographics 02.03.2017

    Technologic and digital innovation for ever more SMART logistics

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    What are the main figures and scenarios of third party logistics in Italy? What are the new paradigms and services within the logistics offering? In the shift from multichannel to omnichannel, what are the possible logistics models and their integration with traditional channels? What are the evolution scenarios? Which technologic and digital innovations are changing the face of logistics today?
    Observatory Contract Logistics “Gino Marchet”
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    Infographics 01.20.2017

    Open Digital Innovation: companies and startups together to redesign the future

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    The ecosystem of hi-tech startups financed in Italy grows by 24% reaching 182 million € overall: what is the weight of formal and informal investors? What is the role of international players? What are major hi-tech sectors? What are startups main dynamics and performances? And what is the relationship between financed startups and innovative startups?
    Observatory Hi-Tech Start-up
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